Free Press Journal
  • British politics: The fallout of Priti Patel’s fall

    It is learnt that the US President, Donald Trump, is also not very happy with Theresa May. In this situation, it would be interesting to watch May’s next steps to retain her  power and ensure better foothold for the Tories in Britain. “Events were cowards: they did not occur singly, but instead they would run…

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  • Is Maha going for political realignment?

    Shiv Sena party Chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with his son Aditya called on West Bengal Chief Minister and supremo of Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee in a five-star hotel in Mumbai. It was supposed to be a ‘courtesy call’. Those who know the Thackerays also know that their practice is to make the guest call at…

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  • Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: War of nerves, battle lines drawn!

    Battle-lines are drawn.., soldiers are up in arms.., bugles are repeatedly blown loudly…, and war slogans rose forcefully..! This is not the description of war-torn border areas but of the State of Gujarat, that would be facing elections for its State Assembly in December this year. It would be a bitter war between Prime Minister…

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  • Raj Thackeray at his own game once again!

    And as the Diwali festival coming to end, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and its Supremo Raj Thackeray are at their old and time-proven game once again – their own trick of ‘Khatyal…Khatt’. On the last day of Diwali, on Saturday morning, the MNS workers in Thane, next big city of the State, on the…

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  • Shiv Sena-MNS Bout: A Coup de Grâce

    Just a week prior to the Diwali celebrations, the Shiv Sena, largest single party in the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, burst an atom bomb in the camp of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) by engineering one of the worst split in which Six of the Seven City Fathers  from the party jumped in to the Sena…

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  • Maharashtra politics: Sitting on a volcano!

    While on one hand, the former Chief Minister and a strongman of Konkan Region, Narayan Rane stirred hornet’s nest in the political corridors of Maharashtra by announcing the launch of his new political outfit, ‘Maharashtra Swabhimani Paksha’, on the other hand, another ‘ever-angry man’ in Maharashtra politics, Raj Thackeray has once again fired salvos against…

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  • Elphinstone stampede: Now, the blame game!

    September 29 was one of the worst and most unfortunate day in the civic life of India’s Urban  prima – the city of Mumbai. Exactly a month before, the city experienced torrential rains forcing the life out of gear and now the Elphinstone Road railway station  foot-over-bridge tragedy. Around 22 people, middle and labour class…

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  • Narayan Rane

    Narayan Rane: Between the devil and the blue deep sea

    The former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress Strongman from Konkan Narayan Rane is finally out of the Congress, where he was never comfortable ever since he jumped into it in 2005. By the time I am writing this article, it is yet not sure, where will he join? Will he enter in to the ruling…

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  • Nation pays to protect our popular leaders

    About eight months ago, the Narendra Modi government, with a great fanfare and extravaganza, removed red beacons on top of the political and other dignitaries in the country with a vow to end the VIP culture in free India. Modi himself removed the red beacon from his car and also ordered not to stop traffic…

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  • Justice is delayed… and remains incomplete

    Justice delayed is justice denied, it is said. In case of the most infamous Mumbai Serial Bomb Blasts Case of 1993, the justice is not only delayed but it still remains incomplete as two main accused, Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon are still at large and till the time those main accused of the worst…

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  • Cabinet rejig: Preparation to win 3 states

    As I write this piece, one of the most vibrant and large reshuffle of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet is on card. This is perhaps the last major reshuffle before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) goes to polls to seek second term for Modi and his men. But the immediate reason for this exercise…

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  • Chinese ‘capital’ threatens Make in India!

    There has been palpable uneasy calm on the northern front of the Indian sovereign territory that meets the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese People’s Army has been increasing its size on the border and has thus posed a serious threat to India. The memories of 1962 War have been revived from both the sides….

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